[Beowulf] WORKSHOP: SC16 HPC Systems Pros Mon Nov 14: submissions due Fri Aug 19

Prentice Bisbal pbisbal at pppl.gov
Fri Jun 17 07:11:18 PDT 2016


This year at SC16 will be the inaugural workshop for people like us - 
the system administrators who put these systems together and keep them 
humming along for our users! Please help spread the word. Please forward 
the announcement below to anyone who might be interested. If you have 
any questions, please send them to hpcsyspros at hpcsyspros.lsu.edu.


WORKSHOP: Inaugural HPC Systems Professionals (HPCSYSPROS16)
Mon Nov 14 2016 afternoon, Salt Lake City UT USA
Held in conjunction with SC16, The International Conference for
High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis
Contact:hpcsyspros at hpcsyspros.lsu.edu

Submission Deadline: Fri Aug 19 2016


Supercomputing systems present complex challenges to personnel who
design, deploy and and maintain these systems.

Standing up these systems and keeping them running require novel
solutions that are unique to high performance computing.

The success of any supercomputing center depends on stable and
reliable systems, and HPC Systems Professionals are crucial to
that success.

The Inaugural HPC Systems Professionals Workshop will bring
together systems administrators, systems architects, and systems
analysts in order to share best practices, discuss cutting-edge
technologies, and advance the state-of-the-practice for HPC

Submissions are encouraged that discuss all aspects of HPC systems
design, implementation, maintenance, and security.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Cluster, configuration, or software management
* Performance tuning/Benchmarking
* Resource manager and job scheduler configuration
* Monitoring/Mean-time-to-failure/ROI/Resource utilization
* Virtualization/Clouds
* Designing and troubleshooting HPC interconnects
* Designing and maintaining HPC storage solutions
* Cybersecurity and data protection

Authors are invited to submit original, high-quality papers with
an emphasis on solutions that can be implemented by other members
of the HPC systems community.

Papers should be submitted in PDF format and should not exceed
5 pages including tables, figures and appendices, but excluding

All submissions should be formatted according to the ACM SIG
Proceedings template:


Similar to the SC16 policy, margins and font sizes should not be

All submissions should be submitted electronically through

Proceedings will be published in ScholarWorks hosted by
Indiana University and authors will retain full rights to
their work.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline - August 19th
Acceptance Notifications - September 8th
Camera Ready Papers - October 7th
Inaugural HPC Systems Professionals Workshop - November 14th


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